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Comuna 13 + Downtown: From violence to innovation

Medellín, Colombia

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Experience hosted by Sebastián

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport
Up to 9 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will use the different ways of transportation that Medellin offers to make all our trips between the different areas of the city and we will complement our tour with different walks that will lead us to better understand the transformation that the city has experienced in recent years.

Initially in our tour we will go at Downtown Medellin; we will recognize it's history, it's culture, we will explore the most emblematic buildings, parks and squares, to finally taste a delicious cup of the world best coffee in one of the Medellin's most traditional places.

We will start our trip in the Metro System; first we will take the train to the Comuna 13, then we will transfer to the cable car that will take us over the houses to reach up one of the highest mountains of Medellin, there we will understand how the situation is in the highest neighborhoods and we will enjoy one of the best views of the city.

Then we will go to the famous Electric Stairs, a unique project in the world also located in the Comuna 13, previously one of the most dangerous areas in the city, we will talk about the incredible history and the transformation process that it's inhabitants experienced, we will make an urban tour full of magic and color framed by the greatest amount of graffiti in all Medellin, we will return to the train station and there we will have concluded our tour.
We will use the different ways of transportation that Medellin offers to make all our trips between the different areas of the city and we will complement our tour with different walks that will lead us to better understand the transformation that the city has experienced in recent years.

Initially in our tour we will go at Downtown Medellin; we will recognize it's history, it's culture, we will explore the most emblematic buildings, p…

Sebastián's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    - Popsicles made by people from the Comuna 13
  • Drinks
    - 100% Colombian Coffee
  • Transport
    - Tickets to the Metro, Cable Car and Bus
From £33
/ person
Sat, 23 Jan
14:00 - 18:00
Join 1 other guest
£35 per person
£35 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
14:00 - 18:00
Join 1 other guest
£28 per person
£28 per person
Mon, 25 Jan
10:00 - 14:00
£35 per person
£35 per person

Meet your host, Sebastián

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 634 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are a great team made up of two brothers, we are Sebastian and Julian, both born and raised in Medellin. I'm 28 years old, I'm an architect, urban planner and passionate about Medellin, with my brother we have been fortunate to experience first hand the fascinating transformation of our city and go through all it's neighborhoods, that until a few years ago it was impossible to access. It's incredible to see how Medellin went from being the most violent city worldwide in 1991, to being today one of the reference cities in terms of urban planning and social innovation worldwide.

Check out our other experience in Medellin:

- Guatape: Adventure, color and landscape ---> https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1007668
We are a great team made up of two brothers, we are Sebastian and Julian, both born and raised in Medellin. I'm 28 years old, I'm an architect, urban planner and passionate about Medellin, with my brother we have been fortunate to experience first hand the fascinating transformation of our city and go through all it's neighborhoods, that until a few years ago it was impossible to access. It's incredible to see how Medellin went from being the most violent city worldwide in 1991, to being today…
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Where you'll be

- Berrio's Park
- Botero's Square
- Bolivar's Pedestrian Walk
- Carabobo's Pedestrian Walk
- Malaga's Salon
- Metro (train)
- Cable Car (gondola)
- Comuna 13 Murals & Street Art
- Comuna 13 Electric Stairs

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 634 reviews.

Gabriela
January 2021
Julian was an amazing guide! We had a wonderful day together learning all about the history and current day affairs in the community. Not only was he so knowledgeable, but also super friendly and very covid safe. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to take a tour with him!
Julian was an amazing guide! We had a wonderful day together learning all about the history and current day affairs in the community. Not only was he so knowledgeable, but also sup…
Yelizar
January 2021
Had a group tour with Julian which turned into a private tour because I was the only one. Julian is a great tour guide, a story teller and a great resource, if you want to know about the transportation infrastructure in Medellin and future city projects.
Had a group tour with Julian which turned into a private tour because I was the only one. Julian is a great tour guide, a story teller and a great resource, if you want to know abo…
Jeffrey
January 2021
Sebastián was a perfect host for a tour of Communa 13. His personal insight and stories make the location come alive and a visit to this area is a must-do to understand the city and its history. Big thanks to Sebastián!!
Mihai
January 2021
Julian is a great guide with a lot of knowledge about the area. The tour is really well organized and you get to see and learn a lot of things about Medellin. Thanks, Julian for a great tour experience!
Kyle
January 2021
Sebastian is a true expert who goes out his way to assist in anyway possible! Sebastian speaks perfect English for anyone wondering and his Spanish is great for anyone using different dialects! I would go through Sebastian for any tours if I were looking to experience a true Colombian experience!
Sebastian is a true expert who goes out his way to assist in anyway possible! Sebastian speaks perfect English for anyone wondering and his Spanish is great for anyone using differ…
Steven
January 2021
Really great tour of Medellin! I was just in town for a brief time and this was a great way to get an overview of the city. Sebastian is really friendly, shows you some great places, and is really fun to be around. Would really highly recommend this to anyone who's visiting town! Definitely worth it.
Really great tour of Medellin! I was just in town for a brief time and this was a great way to get an overview of the city. Sebastian is really friendly, shows you some great place…

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Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests of all ages can attend.

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